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Québec mosque shooting: six dead as Justin Trudeau condemns ‘terrorist attack’

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Six people have been killed and eight injured at a mosque in Québec City in a shooting denounced as a “terrorist attack” by Canada’s prime minister. Witnesses said three people carried out the...

Scholarships handed to 500 needy students in Killinochchi, Mullaitheewu

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500 needy students from Killinochchi and Mullaitheewu districts were handed scholarships under the patronage of the Mayuri Amman Welfare Society in collaboration with the Children and Women Welfare...

CIA Assessed Rajiv Gandhi Assassination 5 Years Before He Was Killed

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Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency had prepared a very detailed and thorough “brief” on what would happen if he is assassinated or...

Modi invokes Pakistan threat to seek votes for Akali-BJP alliance

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked threats from Pakistan to urge people to vote for the Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab to provide a strong government in the border state. Modi warned...

Demonetisation has had no impact on political party funding, say experts

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There is a nexus between the bureaucracy and politicians where recovering election expenditure is concerned said former chief election commissioner, Dr SY Qureshi. He was speaking at a discussion...

Catherine Tresa’s next with Prabhudeva

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Actress Catherine Tresa is all set to share screen space with actor director Prabhu deva in the upcoming Tamil movie under the direction of Arjun, the associate of ‘Mundasupatti’ Ram. This action...

Popular singer files for divorce

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Renowned singer Vishal Dadlani who was living seperately from his wife Priyali, has now officially filed for divorce. He stated “After several years of living separately, Priyali and I are...

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

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Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international. Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit...

India v England: Jasprit Bumrah’s superb final over levels Twenty20 series at 1-1

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Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant final over to give India a thrilling five-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international to level the series. With England needing eight to win in Nagpur,...

Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

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The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. One US soldier died and three were injured. Several Apache helicopters were...

Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

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The first pictures of a huge coral reef system discovered in the Amazon last year have been released by environmental campaigners. The Amazon Reef is a 9,500 sq km (3,600 sq miles) system of corals,...

The Election Manifesto of the TNA should be reviewed: There should not be Election centered politics, says CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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While saying that all policies should be people’s welfare related. They should not be formulated with the next election of some politician as its centre, the NPC CM,C.V.Wigneswaran also said that...

Plastic bags to be banned in North from April 22nd

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The production and use of plastic bags are banned in  the Northern Province as from the Earth’s Day, April 22nd, the Secretary to the Chief Minister has informed all government Departments. In his...

Incentives for Murungai Export in North: Hayley’s Limited issues 1Million plants

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Action has been taken to encourage Murunkai Cultivation through issuing 1 million Murunkai plants in the North. Haley’s Multi National company is inaugurating this project in the North by issuing...

Mahindha , A great leader who destructed the LTTE, praises Karuna Amman

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Our leader Mahindha is a great leader who had destroyed LTTE, considered to be an un-dcestructable organization and delivered to this country and its people  a wonderful freedom, said former state...

Switzerland ordered to compensate deported ex-LTTE member

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The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Switzerland to pay 30,000 euros compensation to a Sri Lankan who was deported from Switzerland and subsequently arrested and allegedly beaten in...

Stuart Law: West Indies appoint ex-Australia batsman as coach

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West Indies have appointed former Australia batsman Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract. The 48-year-old will work under new director of cricket Jimmy Adams and chairman of selectors...

Yemen: Food crisis could become famine this year, UN warns

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The conflict-driven food crisis in Yemen could become a full-blown famine this year, the UN’s humanitarian chief has warned. Two million people need emergency food aid to survive and child...

Trump signs ‘extreme vetting’ order to limit immigration

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US President Donald Trump has announced new vetting measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”. He signed a wide-ranging executive order which, among other measures, bans...

We have to fight with Mahintha to solve the problem of the Tamil People : Mangala in Jaffna

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The Good Government of Maithri has to fight with the former Mahintha Government in placing forth any solution to Tamil people. Whatever barriers come they cannot defeat the activities of good...

We don’t want irresponsible answers. Go deeply into affair of missing persons: says CM

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Nobody has the right to announce irresponsibly that  the missing are not alive or have gone abroad, without making any proper inquiry, said the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. He was participating and...

Relatives of Missing give up fast on State Minister’s assurance

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The fast unto death undertaken by the Society for finding out the relatives who went missing after handing over in Motherland, for the last 4 days in pouring rain was given up following an assurance...

Three former militants rehabilitated and integrated into society

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Three former militants who have completed one year rehabilitation in the Poonththoddam Rehabilitation Centre were integrated into the Society and livelihood projects were given to already integrated...

People on hunger strike demand info on Sri Lanka’s missing persons

The hunger strike by the relatives of people who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s two-and-a-half- decade-long separatist war, entered its fourth day today, with condition of at least four women fast...

‘Give Us Our Children Back’: Hunger Strikers in Sri Lanka Demand Answers

Seated on a platform outside a regional post office in Sri Lanka’s former war zone, about 150 miles north of the capital, Colombo, a mother whose son has been missing for seven years sobbed as she...

Jallikattu violence: A Coimbatore meeting of extremists under scanner

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The Intelligence Bureau and the Tamil Nadu police are investigating a meet at Coimbatore in October 2016. It is alleged that in this meeting extremist groups plotted to create violence in Chennai and...

Anirudh croons for Nayanthara

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After the success of Maya, Nayanthara’s yet another horror movie Dora, directed by Doss Ramasamy, is getting good buzz in Kollywood. The first two single tracks from the movie “Engapora...

Murugadoss has a word about new project with Vijay

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Vijay is set to start a new project with director Atlee, which is his 61st film. Meanwhile the speculations are rife that the Theri actor will be joining hands yet again with director Murugadoss for...

India v England: Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and bowlers seal T20 win in Kanpur

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An impressive England bowling display laid the foundation for a comfortable seven-wicket victory over India in the first Twenty20 international. Expertly varying pace and length, England restricted...

Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists

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Insurgent factions in Syria have joined together to fight off an assault by a powerful jihadist group which launched an attack on rebels this week. Several militias formed an alliance with key...

Mexico condemns Trump’s border wall tax proposal

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Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such tax would...

 Let us support and gather strength for the hunger strike aimed at tearing the “good governance” veil of the Sri Lanka Government: ICET

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International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has urged people in homeland to gather in large numbers and support those who are on hunger strike. The relatives of the involuntarily-disappeared are on...

Immediate action needed regarding fasting relatives, CM insists with President

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The President should pay attention on the relatives of the persons made to disappear, who have undertaken a fast unto death at Vavuniya, and take immediate action, the CM. C.V.Wigneswaran has said....

Rain received in Mullaitheevu, but no inflow of water to Irrigation Tanks

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Although rains were received in Mulaitheevu District so far no inflow has been recorded at the Irrigation Tanks of the District, the Irrigation Department Engineer of the District, Sriskantharasa...

Land occupied by the Army released yesterday in Mullaitheevu

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One lot of lands under the control of the Army was released yesterday. Permits were issued to 1,350 owners of the above lands. This event was held yesterday at Mullaitheevu Vidyanantha College. Out...

If the fast continues today, condition of 4 fasters will worsen, doctors warn, One admitted to hospital yesterday evening

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The doctors who examined the fast-unto-death protesters yesterday evening warned that if the fast is continued today condition of 4 fasters will get worsened.  Meanwhile, a woman participant of the...

Heavy rains in the East, Routine life of people affected

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The routine lives of the people of the East have been affected badly as rains continue to shower over the Province. Amparai Heavy rains had lashed Amparai, with floods affecting areas including,...

Case on Attacking Aircraft with Missile, Confession of the TPP suspect thrown out

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Jaffna High Court on 24th rejected the confession of the suspect who has been arrested and detained for the Missile Attack on SLAF Aircraft at Compady, causing death of 45 security forces men. A...

Singer K.J.Yesudas conferred Padma Vibushan

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Renowned singer K.J.Yesudas has been conferred with Padma Vibushan award – the second highest civilain award in India. He was the recipient of the Padmashree and Padma Bhushan in 1975 and 2002...

Anirudh’s alleged scandal video goes viral

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This isn’t the first time Composer Anirudh has been caught in such a controversy. Earlier today, a video with a lookalike of Anirudh has started to go viral in whatsapp and other social media...

Live Updates: President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Rajpath for Republic Day parade

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On Thursday, India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day to honour the Constitution of the country as it came into force on January 26, 1950. The official celebrations of the Republic Day will start...

Joe Mennie: Big Bash bowler fractures skull when struck by ball during nets

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Australia bowler Joe Mennie suffered a small fracture to his skull and a minor bleed on his brain when he was struck by a ball during a net session. The Sydney Sixers player was hit by a straight...

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

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Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city. Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had...

Prince among seven prisoners executed by Kuwait

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Kuwait has executed seven prisoners for the first time since 2013, including a member of the ruling royal family. They were hanged at the central prison, according to a statement carried by state...

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

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Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump’s border wall, the country’s president has said in a message to the nation. Enrique Pena Nieto said he “lamented” the plans for the...

Only 2 prisoners detained in Boosa which can hold 2,000 & Prisoners commence Fasting protest

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The 2 prisoners detained in Boosa prison have commenced today (25) fasting protest condemning detaining only 2 of them in a prison which could hold 2,000 and demanding that they be transferred to...

TPPs to go on symbolic fast on Thursday in sympathy with relatives of people made to disappear

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The relatives of people made to disappear are continuing their fast unto death demanding to publicize the information of people made to disappear and the release of Tamil political prisoners, for the...

2017 Oscar nominations – Full List here

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The list of nominations for 89th Academy awards has been announced now. La La Land has been nominated in 14 categories, which equals the former record. Here is the complete list of nominations.. Best...

India-America ‘true friends’: Trump invites Modi to visit US

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Describing India as a “true friend” of the US, President Donald Trump invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the country later this year, the White House said on Tuesday, after...

India v England: Trevor Bayliss says tourists’ bowling ‘a little disappointing’

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England’s bowling during their one-day international series defeat in India was “a little disappointing”, says coach Trevor Bayliss. The tourists won the final game to lose the...